New podcast: “…and it’s writing.” (And Episode 1!)

Welcome to a new podcast project with fellow writer D.C. McNaughton! Together, we'll have a few drinks while we explore an aspect of writing craft in each episode by reviewing and revising some of our old, cringey writing. Each episode will also feature a themed beverage pairing. For the schedule and more episodes, check out …

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Custom Cocktail: Ecstasy Goldentongue

A little while ago, I started making custom cocktails and mocktails based on characters created for friends. Today's feature is a friend's DnD character, Tiefling Warlock Ecstasy Goldentongue. Artwork by Matt Spencer (Twitter / Website) Ecstasy is described by his player Matt as "Severe, elegant, meticulous, scheming, devoted (to his patron, and to his own …

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Character Craft Cocktails: Part 3

Part three of my character craft cocktails for my writing friends! I've loved this opportunity to create drinks inspired by their characters. Kaylin is from my critique partner Renee's novel. I associate the color green strongly with the character and wanted to make a cocktail that invoked these foresty colors. Kaylin has a lot of …

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Death of the Author and Queer Interpretations of Realm of the Elderlings

Okay, I know that's a long title, but bear with me on this one. I've been on a binge of the Buckkeep Radio podcast for about a month and it's gotten me thinking about how readers interact with media, as well as the role of the author once their work is out in the world. …

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